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Golden championships for Judo stars


Three University of Wolverhampton students are celebrating after scooping gold medals in Judo at a major national competition.

Jemima Yeats-Brown, Eric Ham and Kelly Petersen-Pollard all won their categories at the British Senior Judo Championships at the weekend.

Jemima Yeats-Brown, a BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science student, was successful in the -78kg category.

BSc (Hons) Exercise and Health student Kelly Petersen-Pollard clinched gold in the -70kg category.

Meanwhile, Eric Ham, who is studying BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning, won the gold medal in the -73kg competition.

The students, who train at the British Judo Centre of Excellence at the Walsall Campus, all receive support from the University’s Sports Scholarship scheme.

James Dale, Sports Manager (General), said: “The results in the British Championships are absolutely fantastic and we are very proud of our students’ achievements. To see our students win senior British medals along with junior British medals is a credit to the effort they put in both on and off the judo mat. I must also mention the hard work that our Head Coach, Dave Elmore has put in to help our students achieve this level.

“This coupled with our strong relationship with British Judo and the fantastic facilities provided by the University, are the reason that students have the opportunity to do so well in their sport. We are very excited for the second part of the competitive season which will see the same students compete at BUCS national championships along with other high profile, senior Judo events.”

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Caption (l-r): Gold medal winning students Jemima Yeats-Brown, Eric Ham and Kelly Petersen-Pollard.

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Date Issued: Monday, 10 December 2018

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